It doesn’t seem right having Jordy Nelson this low on the list but that is a testament to the talent the Browns are facing this season. The Super Bowl champion has been a benefactor of one of the league’s best quarterbacks for years now. Through a number of changes in the Green Bay offense, the Rodgers-Nelson connection has remained a constant.
Jordy Nelson is coming off his third consecutive season of over 1,000 yards receiving and is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, outside of the 2011 season, the last two have been the best of his career. It is uncommon for a player to produce at that level past the age of 30. The emergence of young receiver Davante Adams has also seemed to help elevate Nelson.
The Browns have not faced Green Bay since an October game in 2013, a contest they lost by a score of 31-13. In that showing, Nelson was held to five receptions for 42 yards but did haul in a touchdown catch.
The Browns will have to watch out for his home run ability. Outside of his rookie season when he only started two games, Nelson has had a catch of over 50 yards in every season since then.